• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies. The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides: " Easy access to the key themes in policing " Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course " Help with developing critical thinking " Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom" " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises The Sage Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Essay Writing Tips
Essay writing tips

This section will help you to:

  • Quickly engage with the main arguments
  • Channel your passions constructively
  • Note your main arguments in an outline
  • Find and focus on your central topic questions
  • Weave quotations into your essay
Getting into the Flow

Essay writing requires your mind to be active and engaged with your subject. You can ‘warm up’ for your essay by tossing the ideas to and fro within your head before you begin to write. This will allow you to think within the framework of your topic, and this will be especially important if you are coming to the subject for the first time.

The Tributary Principle

As a tributary stream flows into a main river meandering to the sea, so every idea introduced in an essay should move ...

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